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Sodium Bicarbonate

Also Known As : Baking Soda


Taste Profile

It tastes bitter and salty.

Usage Tips

  1. Sodium Bicarbonate is a leavening agent which is used in cooking and baking to make food rise.
  2. It can be used to make cookies, cakes, breads and biscuits.

Common names and forms

  1. Baking Soda
  2. Baking Soda/ Soda Bicabonate
  3. Leavening Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)
  4. Leavening Baking Soda
  5. Meetha Soda
  6. Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate
  7. Raising Agents Sodium Bicarbonate (INS 500 ii)
  8. Soda Bi Carbonate
  9. Sodium Bicarbonate (INS 500(ii))
  10. Sodium Bicarbonate E500


Sodium Bicarbonate is a white odourless, solid crystalline, but also appears as a white powder. It is commonly used as a leavening agent to make baked goods such as cake or bread.

Health benefits

  • Sodium Bicarbonate helps to treat heatburn by neutralizing stomach acid.(1)
  • It helps to soothe itching from sunburns.(1)
  • It helps to freshen your breath and provides antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.(1)
  • It has a high pH, which may helps to delay fatigue, allowing a person to exercise at their peak for longer.(1)
  • It helps to make cancer tumors less acidic, that benefits chemotherapy treatments.(1)


Large amounts of sodium bicarbonate may result in some adverse health effects, like coughing and sneezing, gastrointestinal irritation, mild irritation, such as redness and slight pain, may result from eye contact.(2)

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